It’s always fun mind candy to see where the financially enriched, supernaturally beautiful, and well-known to the world spend their holidays. For a lot of us too, it’s travel inspiration for December and beyond. Because you know that these celebs aren’t roughing it and you need a new list of hotels to aspire to, these are the places where celebs spend the holidays.
The Destination: Aspen
The Celebs: Lizzo, Kate Hudson, Margot Robbie and the Kardashians
The 12 days of Christmas have been dubbed the 12 days of Aspen. Aspen draws some of the most high profile celebs during Christmas time because there is nothing going on in the town that you can’t Instagram. With a round-the-clock schedule of Aprés themed dancing, dining, and drinking during the last 12 days of December, you can’t go wrong. Of course, family-friendly options like cookie and ornament decorating, and holiday markets make it the perfect place to bring the kiddos. As the holiday period also coincides with peak snow season, the mountains see the best skiing and snow activities. At the end of the day though, Aspen is an authentic Colorado town, with lots of charm and top restaurants. It will always be a top spot where celebs spend the holidays.
Stay: The Little Nell
The Little Nell is a celeb favorite for numerous reasons. Not only has every inch been designed to look like it came out of a Hallmark card, but it’s also the epitome of luxury. The lobby is a pseudo red carpet, where famous guests have been photod relaxing after a day on the slopes, and cozying up for a drink by the fire.
The Destination: St. Barths
The Celebs: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Sofia Richie, Jeff Bezos
Speaking of spots that will always be where celebs spend the holidays, St. Barths is top of the list. Because some like it hot. St. Barths during the holidays is the tropical destination on your Christmas list. In prime Winter season, the air and water temps have what it takes to thaw the winter knots in your muscles. As for activities, the Caribbean island does not disappoint. Village de Noel, the Christmas market open Dec 8-19 features a range of vendors with goodies that you can bring home to put under the tree. Although, perhaps you’ll stay through Christmas to New Years for the big parties and fire works shows that go all night.
Stay: Cheval Blanc and Eden Rock
Located on Flammands bay, Cheval Blanc has a prime beach-front location made use of with a beachside Guerlain spa, beach gym, and delectable dining options. Beach suites overlook the bay, and have free standing soaking tubs, and infinity pools.
Located on the bay of Saint-Jean, Eden Rock is the place to stay if you’re happy to stay at your hotel the whole vacation. Suites and villas have unmatched luxury. Situated on a rocky cliff, you’ll have brilliant sea views, and easy beach access.
The Destination: Cabo San Lucas
The Celebs: Hailey and Justin Bieber, Tom Holland, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra
There is a high degree of celebs who live in Los Angeles, so it’s no surprise that Cabo is where celebs spend the holidays. Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos do the holidays in a big way, hence why celebs flock there for a little bit of December fun. Tree lighting, and a long celebration of Las Posadas make for ample fiesta time. There’s a mixture of traditional Mexican celebrations, as well as those familiar to Christmas celebrators. Beach fiestas, and relaxing days outside also bring celebs to the shores for the holiday period.
Stay: One&Only and Four Seasons
One&Only Palmilla has a bigger is better mentality. You and your family can get lost in the resort where beach front casitas abound. There are four restaurants — one of which helmed by Jean-George Vongerichten, ample activities like surfing and golf, and a vibey atmosphere complete with candlelit walkways.
Four Seasons is where the celebrities go for an unspoiled vacation. Two miles of beachfront makes for the kind of getaway where you can feel alone. However, located in Costa Palmas, the resort also offers proximity to a range of other resorts and activities. Each of the 141 rooms has Eastern cape bay views.
The Destination: St. Moritz, Switzerland
The Celebs: Kate Moss, Madonna, Robert de Niro
St. Moritz is another wintery getaway where skiers an snowboarders flock. Celebrities of every caliber have visited st. Moritz for the holidays for as long as vacationing for the season has been popular. As one of the first sites of the Winter Olympic Games, St. Moritz draws high profile athletes, as well as notables who come to watch them. Markets, good shopping, and incredible food also keep visitors entertained for the holidays.
Stay: Badrutt’s Palace Hotel
There are few hotels who’ve had more famous guests than Badrutt’s palace. The hotel opened in 1896, and was a favorite of Charlie Chaplin, and Audrey Hepburn years later. Today, it has some of the most stunning views in the region. It has a heated pool with an indoor and outdoor area, which serves as an incredible instagram backdrop. the restaurants also offer a unique range of food and celebrity-caliber wine.